Things to See and Do

in the Salzkammergut

Things to See and Do in Mondsee

The old 'Emperor Town' Bad Ischl, Hallstatt, Lake Attersee, Lake Fuschl, Lake Wolfgangsee and, of course, Salzburg will make your summer holidays in Mondsee are a busy and enjoyable time.

With its diverse landscape and rich history, the variety of fantastic destinations for short trips and unrivalled culture of Salzburg, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable holiday in the Mondsee district.

Sights in Summer


Famous for its unmissable summer festival, Salzburg also has countless other attractions on offer all year round, such as the magnificent old town and Hohensalzburg fortress. There is also an ongoing diverse cultural programme, including the famous play 'Jedermann' (Everyman) at Domplatz.


Emperor Town Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl, frequented by Austria's Emperor Franz Josef and his wife, Sisi, is a cultural hub of the Salzkammergut Lake Region, charmingly combining tradition with zeitgeist, the town offers such attractions as the historical Zauner Coffee House and pastry shop, which itself dates back to the Emperor's times, and which offers a wide range of traditional Austrian pastries, prepared and served as they were when the establishment opened. Not to be missed!


Lake Wolfgangsee

The 'Weisses Rossl' Restaurant might be the most famous attraction of St. Wolfgang and Lake Wolfgangsee, but it is definitely not the only one. Explore an abundance of cultural offers, hiking trails, water sports and day trip destinations. The Schafbergbahn train will take you 1800m up along the moutainside so you can enjoy the panoramic view of St. Wolfgang and its surrounds. You can reach other villages by crossing the lake by boat.


Lake Fuschl

Ideally located between the town of Salzburg and the Salzkammergut Lake District, Lake Fuschlsee boasts crystal-clear waters and is a great place to visit during your summer holidays in Mondsee. Improve your swing on one of the two beautiful golf courses, both of which offer fantastic views of the lake.



Known as 'ceramic town' due to its long history in the production of pottery, Gmunden also provides a wide variety of cultural, traditional and sporting events, all offered with a definite southern flair. The town is best explored on foot. You can also take a trip on the lake by renting one of the town’s electric boats. The challenging Traunstein Mountain on the eastern shores of Traunsee will be very tempting for any experienced climber.


Lake Attersee

Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear drinkable waters of Lake Attersee. Attersee is Austria's largest inland lake and the seven atmospheric villages along its shores will leave you enchanted.



The Hallstatt region has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. With its lake, breathtaking mountain range, romantic and cultural historic town and nearby tourist mine, Hallstatt is one of the most popular attractions in the region.

The Salzkammergut Region is one of the most important sources for ingredients for Lake Hotel Lackner's award-winning cuisine. Please contact us to discuss your gourmet holiday plans or with any enquiries.


Festival for Culture Enthusiasts and Gourmets

During summer, Easter and Whitsun, Salzburg becomes the mecca for all fans of classical music when the Festivals take place in the city. During the summer festival, Salzburg's cathedral square (Domplatz) becomes the backdrop of the Festival's most famous play - Hugo von Hofmannsthal's 'Jedermann' (Everyman).


Salzburg is a pocket-sized cosmopolitan city with an enchanting baroque skyline including Hohensalzburg Fortress and the towers of Salzburg cathedral. The world-famous Summer Festival and the city’s favourite son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, make Salzburg an essential part of any holiday or weekend break in Austria.